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#31 Joe Knife OFFLINE  

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Posted April 02, 2017 - 08:22 AM

Got the valves out thanks for the input! I had been looking for the keepers under the springs but they nest inside it.

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Posted April 02, 2017 - 12:16 PM

If you do this job right with good parts, this engine can last you another 40-50 years.


That's the plan!

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Posted April 03, 2017 - 09:44 AM

Question: I took the governor gear out but the little stud that it sits on seems to be fixed. Also I haven't been able to get out the washer / shim that sits on that stud. Are either supposed to come out?

 

The PTO side oil seal broke apart on me so I'll have to punch and scrape the remains out. I figure I can press out the bearing first and then worry about it. Haven't messed with the bearing plate seal and bearing yet.



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Posted April 03, 2017 - 05:33 PM

The stud is fixed, don't mess with it. Take a small sharp pocketknife and flip the washer off. Save it, it's very important and must be reinstalled before the governor gear.
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Posted April 03, 2017 - 05:40 PM

Are you going from a plastic governor to a steel? May need a different washer in there!


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Posted April 04, 2017 - 04:41 PM

My intention is to put the original governor back in there and it appears to be all steel.

I really appreciate this help and advice guys.
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Posted April 04, 2017 - 05:29 PM

He11 yeah if it is steel leave it alone.... it will never break. The plastic ones sometimes do, they get brittle from too many hot/cold cycles.  I think I have 1 more steel gear around here and no it isn't up for grabs... I have 2 more Kohlers to rebuild after the one I am doing currently, so it will get used.   I put a steel gear into my K301 that I am currently rebuilding for my Cub Cadet 1200. 


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Posted April 05, 2017 - 08:37 AM

In one of the Kohler Manuals in our Manuals Section there was a sheet that is supposed to be used when disassembling a Kohler K series engine. It records all measurements that you take. You then do a new one before assembly with new and reconditioned parts. I find that it helps my memory while working on an engine. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted April 05, 2017 - 09:26 AM

In one of the Kohler Manuals in our Manuals Section there was a sheet that is supposed to be used when disassembling a Kohler K series engine. It records all measurements that you take. You then do a new one before assembly with new and reconditioned parts. I find that it helps my memory while working on an engine. Good Luck, Rick

I found that worksheet and it is uploaded here.


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Posted April 05, 2017 - 09:30 AM

He11 yeah if it is steel leave it alone.... it will never break. The plastic ones sometimes do, they get brittle from too many hot/cold cycles.  I think I have 1 more steel gear around here and no it isn't up for grabs... I have 2 more Kohlers to rebuild after the one I am doing currently, so it will get used.   I put a steel gear into my K301 that I am currently rebuilding for my Cub Cadet 1200. 

 

Is there anything I should check or service on the governor while I have it out? Obviously with the cam shaft out this is pretty "deep" in the engine and not something I'd want to have to get to again!



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Posted April 05, 2017 - 09:37 AM

If you have the service manual downloaded, there should be something in there on the governor.


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Posted April 05, 2017 - 09:39 AM

I found that worksheet and it is uploaded here.


Thanks Kenny. I couldn't find it when I looked. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted April 05, 2017 - 09:54 AM

Thanks Kenny. I couldn't find it when I looked. Good Luck, Rick

It took some searching. Finally found it, but wasn't really usable from the manual. But it had the # for it, so I googled that and found a PDF copy. This could be used on any brand small engine.


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Posted April 05, 2017 - 02:55 PM

The Phillips screw headed retainer bolt has and needs its brass sealing washer under the head. This is the bolt that keeps the governor gear from falling off that stud and washer, until you get the governor adjusted. It screws into the block next to the brass governor shaft nut.
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Posted April 05, 2017 - 02:58 PM

Oh yes, make sure the lever is riveted tightly to the governor cross shaft, before installation.
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